The New India Foundation invites applications for its seventh round of fellowships. Fellowship holders (who are paid Rs. 70, 000 a month) are expected to write original books that contribute to the fuller understanding of independent India.
The Foundation is ecumenical as regards subject and genre.
Books could be about politics, economics, or culture, and may take the form of a memoir, a work of reportage, or a thickly footnoted academic study.
Applicants should send a CV, a book proposal and a writing sample of at least 5,000 words to The Managing Trustee, The New India Foundation, 22 A Brunton Road, Bangalore 560025, by July 31, 2011.
Further details are at http://www.newindiafoundation.org/thefellowships.htm